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2014-07-24 11:35:43

American College of Cardiology Study underscores need to address risk factors such as diabetes, blood pressure, smoking While awareness campaigns may be getting women to go to the hospital more quickly during a heart-attack, a new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. In the study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers from Yale School of...

2014-07-17 04:20:48

Diabacor(TM) presents the links between diabetes and CVD, and offers ways that diabetics can help lessen their chances of suffering the effects of CVD. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For people who are suffering from diabetes, Diabacor(TM) warns that there are other risks, and one of the greatest is cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is commonly seen in people with diabetes, and is one of the leading causes in death for this group of people. Diabetes can...

2014-07-15 08:29:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a heart attack, many heart failure patients suffer from enlargement of their left ventricle, diminishing the amount of blood the heart can pump to the body and resulting in life-threatening left-sided heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath, decreased urine production, fatigue, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. Treatment options for patients whose left ventricle has enlarged have been limited, until now. Through a...

2014-07-14 23:02:45

ReportsnReports.com adds “EpiCast Report Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” to its store. The majority of the cases occurred in men (58.15%) and in those ages 65 years (69.34%). Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a serious cardiovascular disease associated with high healthcare costs, frequent recurrences and hospitalizations, and high risks of sudden death and short-term mortality. The ACS incidence increases with age and will...

2014-07-07 09:40:29

The Lancet A new study published in The Lancet compares outcomes for two drugs used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment. The study suggests that use of one of the drugs, heparin, could result in improved outcomes (such as a reduced rate of repeat heart attacks), compared to the other drug tested, bivalirudin, which is in widespread use in high-income countries, and is around 400 times more expensive than heparin. The results of the HEAT-PPCI trial...

2014-06-28 13:23:32

University of Sydney A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal Australians. The study findings may be of particular importance to Aboriginal Australians, who in general have poorer oral health and higher rates of cardiovascular disease. Published in the latest issue of Hypertension, the study reports a significant decline in...

2014-06-25 23:09:38

CathMaps+ App created to alleviate the anxiety of a second event. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Danny Oberman experienced a “cardiac incident” in 2013. It changed his life – personally and professionally. He founded CathMaps+ to alleviate the anxiety around the risk of a second heart event. Oberman, Founder and CEO, is a technology expert. He used his experience and personal understanding of what it means to live with an elevated risk of a heart attack, to create a tool –...

2014-06-24 10:18:07

The Lancet The rate of hospitalisation for the most serious type of heart attack, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), more than quadrupled in China between 2001 and 2011, according to new research published in The Lancet. The study, funded by the Chinese government, evaluates medical records, care processes, and outcomes for 13,815 hospital admissions for STEMI in 162 hospitals across China. It shows that in 2001, there were an estimated 3•7 hospital admissions for...

2014-06-19 14:30:02

American Heart Association Women  55 and younger are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures if they’re moderately or severely depressed, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Women in this age group are also more likely to have depression, so this may be one of the ‘hidden’ risk factors that can help explain why women die at a disproportionately higher rate than men after a heart attack,” said...

2014-06-19 10:12:13

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers have identified the first genetic variations linked to race that begin to explain a higher risk of death among some African American and Caucasian patients taking the anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after a heart attack. These variants increased patients’ risk of dying in the year following a first heart attack, but they appeared to do so for different reasons depending on race, according to a study at Washington University...


Latest Myocardial infarction Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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